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Clonmel Connolly Larkin and Labour Party

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South Tipperary TD Seamus Healy Opposes Austerity Policy of today’s Labour Party – Revives Radical Tradition of Connolly and Larkin – 100 Years Ago they Proposed Labour Party Foundation in Clonmel.

Campaign Against the Austerity Treaty

Protest at Labour Commemoration, Clonmel Town Hall, Sunday May 27, 11.00am


The sole Labour Party representative on Clonmel Borough Council will unveil a plaque in the Town Hall at 12 mid-day next Sunday, May 27 to mark the centenary of the successful proposal of James Connolly and Jim Larkin to the Irish TUC AGM to form a 32-county All-Ireland Labour Party.

The Workers and Unemployed Action Group led by Seamus Healy TD is the largest party on the Council having 5 elected members on the 12 member Council.  WUAG is an affiliate of the UNITED LEFT ALLIANCE.

WUAG takes the view that the austerity policy being imposed by the Labour Party in Government is the direct opposite of the policies advocated by Connolly and Larkin which led them to propose the formation of a Labour Party in 1912. This policy includes wage reductions (JLC BILL), cuts in child benefit…

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Written by tomasoflatharta

May 23, 2012 at 10:29 am

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